Тема урока: "Образование. Начальное образование в Великобритании"

Разделы: Математика, Иностранные языки

The topic: Education. Primary education in Great Britain.

The aims: to develop listening and speaking skills, to get acquainted the students with the system of primary education in Great Britain.

The equipment: a CD disc, a computer, texts on the board.


I. Beginning point.

Teacher: Good day. Today we are going to speak about primary education in Great Britain. I think you will like to get a little sidelight on English Education and at the end of the lesson as the result of our work you will be able to speak about Primary Education according to the following plan (on the board):

I. Types of Primary schools.
II. The object of infants’ department.
III. The first day at school.
IV. The lessons at primary school.

So I suggest that we should start with an idea to comment. I’d like you to give a piece of your mind and share your personal understanding of the following utterance which is the main problem for our today’s lesson. Read it please:

“Education is what is left after you have forgotten what you learned”

S1, S2, S3, S4….

II. Teacher: At home you were to read the text “Education in England” Answer my questions on this text please.

1. What period of a child’s life does primary education cover?
2. How many kinds of primary schools do you know?
3. How are the lessons organized in primary schools?

Students answer.

Teacher: I’d like to add that most primary schools in Britain are state schools for children of all abilities. About seven per cent of children go to private schools. Let’s discuss the advantages and disadvantages of every type of schools. Give your arguments for and against please.

S1, S 2, S3,S 4….

Teacher: OK. I really appreciate your contribution to our discussion and now I’d like to make up a dialogue between two patents.

You are to discuss the type of school for your child. Prove that state schools are better for your child. Give a dialogue in which you would say the following:

1. To mix with much nicer children
2. I don’t hold the idea of.
3. Let’s risk it.
4. Your arguments don’t hold water.

Students make up dialogues.

Teacher: Thank you for your dialogues.

Look here, why don’t we go to the primary schools and have a look around?

I suppose you will also like to listen to it :(the interview with a teacher from primary school).Before the listening, try to give English equivalents of the following Russian word combinations:

1. вырезать картинки;
2. не старше пяти лет;
3. развивать навыки письма и счёта
4. пользоваться ножницами
5. цель обучения
6. танцевать под музыку;

After the listening.

Teacher: Answer my questions:

1. When we went to visit a classroom what were the children doing?
2. What did the head teacher say were the objects of the infants’department?

Teacher: Now let’s read a short story about Roger’s first day at school and then we’ll discuss it.

Students read the text.


1. Prove that both mothers felt nervous.
2. Tell in a few words the procedure of the receiving the newcomers.
3. What idiomatic comparisons did the author use to show that Susan was afraid of school?
4. Do you remember your first day at school?

Tell a few words about it.

S1, S2, S3….

Teacher: Now let’s speak about the primary education in Great Britain according to the plan. You are to make up a sort of chain story where each student must add a few lines for the next student to pick up on and continue.